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Project • By Look CompositesSupermarkets


Manufacture of two pieces of design in GRP, prefabricated for incorporation into a modular construction installed on the Benicarló beach. One of the pieces has the function of a porch between the two modules, the other is an exterior wall, both provide a marked identity to the whole. The finish of the pieces is the same as the rest of the materials used, in this way there are no material changes. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Three-dimensional shapes in two pieces made to measure.- Prefabricate the pieces for a quick installation adapted to the rest of the set.- Good behavior outdoors and near the sea.- Lightness and rigidity for the roof that must also withstand the rain.FINAL SCOREThe prefabricated pieces in GRP are the pieces that gi... More

Project • By Look CompositesUrban Green Spaces

Cortina de Agua Quinta Lacy

Manufacture of 4 waterfalls in GRP for the beautiful garden of a celebration banquet in Elda, Alicante. These waterfalls replace the original metal ones, which have caused numerous corrosion and deterioration problems for our client. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Avoid corrosion. GRP is the perfect material for this exterior application in continuous contact with water.- Avoid joints on a surface of 5x3 meters.- Made to measure. Each of the 4 waterfalls has a different measure to adapt to the original space.- Prefabricate the pieces for a quick installation adapted to the rest of the set. FINAL SCOREReplacing the waterfalls was a quick process as they were prefabricated. With the new GRP units a cleaner, smoother and joint-free look is achiev... More

Project • By Look CompositesResidential Landscape

Hotel Riviera

Reform of existing hotel. Its new design, realized by the Architect Vicente Peiró, included some very singular forms, on the outside of the area of a glass elevator, a piece finished on both sides and with a pronounced flight. Due to its shape and characteristics, the GRP was the solution to be able to carry it out.In addition to these pieces, all the visors of the round windows were also made in GRP with a special rounded design.All the pieces were manufactured with a bench finish imitating the concrete panels of the rest of the façade. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Three-dimensional design of the piece.- Lightness- Ease of assembly.- Support the aggressiveness of the proximity of the sea. FINAL SCOREThe image of the new Hotel... More

Project • By EpsteinTheaters

Cavatina Concert Hall

The building is contemplated to have a 500-seat indoor concert hall, a 600-seat outdoor ampitheater, an art exhibit space, community meeting rooms and classrooms for both music and art. The genesis of the Concert Hall design is influenced by historical, cultural, environmental and vernacular concepts. Salish and Suquamish Tribal art were significant inspiration for the fluid and organic shape of the building. Crescents, trigons, ovals and other shapes that have been used in wood carving and stylized Salish art are embodied within the architecture of the building. Caption Caption Caption The concept of clarity and contrast were also a major driving force in the design. The local vernacular architecture, the Suquamish Tribe wo... More

Project • By Look CompositesTheme Parks

Ferrari Land

Ferrari Land is the second amusement park of the Italian brand in the world. Like the first, located in Abu Dhabi, its design is striking, this time with even more three-dimensional shapes. The central building simulates the nose of a sports car, the accelerator building has a spectacular, futuristic design. For the manufacture of the leather, which is totally made to measure and outdoors, the selected material has been GRP. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Three-dimensional shapes in all the pieces. All different and made to measure.- Flame retardant material B-s2-d0.- Good behavior outdoors over time.- Lightness and rigidity.- Production capacity.   FINAL SCORELook Composites® has developed for this project a "low cost" system for th... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceSupermarkets

The Bazaar

​The Bazaar was an innovative concept for a destination local food market, featuring an array of local micro-restaurants, as well as craft merchandise and fresh produce. Expanding on the idea of a “bazaar” as an architectural typology with a long history and tradition, the concept inherited the idea of repetitive domes as an organizational structure, within which vendors would have individual kiosks. The morphology of the domes modulated throughout the site, resulting in subtly varying sky lighting and elevations. The long arching elevation faces south to a parking lot, making it visible to the street and also creating a relationship allowing for indoor-outdoor uses such as a periodic farmers market. Caption Caption... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceApartments

The Apartment of Perfect Brightness

Beginning with the owner’s stated preference for a home with abundant natural light, the name of this project was adapted from that of a famous Beijing garden. The idea of “perfect brightness” was explored architecturally: beginning with research into the psychological effects of different qualities and colors of daylight, a system was developed whereby ambient lighting could change from warm to cool white, depending on the season, time of day, and outdoor lighting conditions. The light is “concentrated” at the center in two twisting, shell-shaped feature walls, drawing visitors in from the entry.​ Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption   Further, working from the owner’s... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceHotels

Spring Tower

This project was a design study to explore the design language and massing for a proposed new residential tower in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles.  Clad in shades of blue glass, the project sought to exploit the materiality of glass in novel ways by deploying it to maximize its sense of mass and density.  Building from a deep, dark, heavily textured base, the project evolves as it rises to culminate in light blue glass where the building meets the sky, along the way transitioning from a language of dense mass to one of light planarity, enabling the insertion of recessed outdoor balconies within the upper levels.​ Caption Caption The massing angles and jogs as the building rises, creating relationships that al... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceHousing

Black Diamond House

Situated on an urban infill site, this house builds on Buffalo’s rich architectural heritage, with works by Frank Lloyd Wright and H.H. Richardson only steps away. But rather than looking only to the past, the house offers a model for twenty-first central urban life, with a soaring interior space organized around views, nature and daylight. At the same time, the exterior respects the massing and rhythm of the historic neighborhood in which it is situated.​ Caption So as to fit into the urban context, the design began with the exterior volume of the house that previously occupied this site and burned down. From this starting point, adjustments were made to accommodate programmatic priorities: one wall was angles back six degrees... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceMuseums

The Himalayas Museum

The Himalayas Museum was designed to be situated within the existing Himalayas Centre designed by Arata Isozaki. As a “found” space — a raw unfinished concrete interior with soaring 15m ceilings — it had a particular power and resonance with the field of contemporary art. Thus it was decided that, rather than obscuring this construction, three “rocks” housing the museum’s tripartite program of contemporary art, classical art, and education, could be situated within the existing structure, thereby creating a tension between new and old, inside and outside, raw and refined.​ Caption The centre of the space was reserved for large scale installations. The “lecture” rock, facing this sp... More

Project • By kohansazandeganPrivate Houses

modern villa in mazandaran Province

Mr. Hemmatabadi's modern villa is located in the beautiful area of ​​Dudangeh, Sari (Mohammadabad and Farimshahr).A modern villa with a minimalist approach designed to make the most of the environment. On the first floor of this villa, there is a roofed entrance entrance with the possibility of being furnished to use the landscape space (yard).In designing the facade of this villa, concrete and stone washing materials have been used.Ancient engineering technical company, designer and builder of luxury villas in Mazandaran province. Caption   More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceHousing

F House

F-House was commissioned to add a design-driven accessory dwelling unit to a home in LA’s Melrose District. The unit was intended to combine parking with additional family space, while also re-conceiving the home’s outdoor areas. Taking into account the brief as well as some challenging privacy issues, we proposed a very simple building “clad” in hanging vines, which would act as both a sun screen as well as a moveable object, interacting with doors and windows to create a variety of impressions and layered indoor and outdoor spaces. Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption   More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceApartments

X House

Situated in Beijing’s tallest residential structure, the X-House is a showcase business and residential space for a prominent international entrepreneur. Designed to accommodate business meetings, banquets, guests, and other functions, the space features a 1000-bottle wine cellar, tasting room, and spa bathrooms.​ Jonathan Leijonhufvud Jonathan Leijonhufvud Caption The design is based on a system of Bézier curves, giving each space a unique and distinctive quality, creating a completely unexpected experience high above the streets of Beijing. Collectively, the spaces act as a network of domes, almost like a cave, creating opportunities for views, privacy, exploration and surprise. Jonathan Leijonhufvud J... More

Product • By Look CompositesGRP (Plástico Reforzado con Fibra de Vidrio - PRFV)

GRP (Plástico Reforzado con Fibra de Vidrio - PRFV)

GRP is a composite material, made up of a resistant fiberglass structure and a plastic material that acts as a binder. Used for both interior and exterior pieces, facades and even urban furniture. More

Project • By The SharShops


'Sepid' commercial-residential building contains three buildings stitched together aiming to expand usable spaces. In order to feel the integrity of the façade a curved shell is covering the whole building. In the next step the second shell is added to emphasis on the corners and continuation of the façade. By putting the window frames and dots on the building shell we associate passengers, kid’s dreamy world. ‘sepid’ designed by the shar group is an organic-shaped concrete-clad commercial and residential building in qazvin, iran. the concept of the project started with three rectangular volumes stitched together, that were later clad in a secondary curved envelope with multi-sized extruded window frames. th... More